Gasconade County Commission Minutes

Posted 11/19/20

Nov. 19, 2020

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Gasconade County Commission Minutes


Nov. 19, 2020

The Gasconade County Commission met with Presiding Commissioner Larry Miskel at the Courthouse beginning with Pledge of Allegiance.


Commissioner Jerry Lairmore made a motion to approve the following items: warrants for payment 116397 through 116423. Commissioner Jim Holland seconded the motion. The motion passed by vote:

Jerry Lairmore (Yes),

Jim Holland (Yes),

Larry Miskel (Yes).


Commissioner Lairmore said the road department has been putting rock on Shockley road, screening gravel to be put on roads and looking ahead to budget work. Commissioner Holland only mentioned there being trees down, otherwise it was quiet. Presiding Commissioner Miskel said he is still getting complaints on Highway F due to the potholes, which is a state highway and MoDOT is well aware of the problems there.

Commission had received a Federal Funding Accountability form that needed completion regarding the BRO project and needs to be returned to MoDOT; Commissioner Lairmore will take it for completion.


Presiding Commissioner Miskel announced that the Commission had been notified by EMD Dan Dyer that he was submitting his resignation effective end of the year due to family issues; they went on to praise Director Dyer saying he was a godsend to the position of EMD and they thank him from the bottom of their hearts. Director Dyer also submitted a preliminary 2021 budget. Presiding Commissioner Miskel said he will attend the annual meeting on Dec. 17 at the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant and that the Hazard Mitigation meeting hosted by MRPC has been postponed until sometime in January.

Commission announced that the annual R2G School legislative breakfast referred to last week, has been canceled; the annual MAC meeting will be held virtually. They also announced that the Univ. Extension Council office will be open 32 hours per week, Tuesday through Thursday, starting in the near future; their annual budget work is complete so they will make the presentation to the Commission when they meet in Owensville, Dec. 3.

Coroner‑elect Jeff Arnold provided Commission information he gathered from City of Owensville officials regarding renting the old library building; there was a lease agreement prepared for $400 per month for the entire building with the Commissions’ ability to submit a counter‑offer. Arnold said there would be enough room in the building for Public Administrator elect Kelly Thomas also if she was interested. He also had more discussion with Coroner Ben Grosse, who indicated a telephone landline and FAX line would be necessary, besides a cellphone, because many reports are sent by FAX; Arnold said that if his office is located in Swiss, then he would have to go back and forth there all the time, which only puts additional miles on the county vehicle. Another option would be for Arnold to make an office in his basement of his home; the county would have to still purchase a computer, FAX, filing cabinet anyway. The cooler could still be located at the Swiss location; after much discussion, Commission agreed to the office location being in his basement, but the cooler remains at Swiss and Sheriff’s Department will get the garage area cleaned out. Sheriff Eiler also mentioned he will be in new‑Sheriff training Dec. 7‑18.


Commissioner Jerry Lairmore made a motion to adjourn commission until Dec. 3, 2020. Commissioner Jim Holland seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned.


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